Financially Protected via ATOL & IPP.
During this hands on South Africa wildlife photography holiday and conservation expedition you will directly help to promote the protection and survival of Africa’s Big 5. The trip allows you to get involved and be part of life of an assistant game ranger. Assist with promoting the survival of African flora and fauna in this beautiful conservation area along the Bushman’s River.
The Kwantu African Wildlife & Conservation Photography Course is the most comprehensive wildlife photography qualification in South African Wildlife, where students get the opportunity to learn new skills with an award-winning professional photographer, in a ground-breaking conservation project.
Our extensive curriculum covers many aspects and techniques, from basic to advanced, including wildlife portrait, animal behaviour, fine art, documentary and camera trap photography.
During the course you will gain practical experience in wildlife photography, while contributing to the conservation of South Africa’s wildlife. Using your new skills, you will support NGO’s and help raise awareness of environmental and conservation issues throughout Africa.
Each day will bring a new challenge and new skill to learn, progressively getting more advanced, until you finally achieve Kwantu African Wildlife & Conservation Photography Qualification.
In addition to the Big 5, the reserve is home to 100s of species such as Zebra, Hippos, Giraffes, Monkeys and Baboons plus over 250 species of birdlife. The reserve and work undertaken here is at the forefront of conservation, with 20,000 trees per year planted to enhance the many habitats found within the park.
During the first couple of days you will be introduced to the game reserve, whereby you’ll learn what wildlife is living here. During these game drives you’ll spend time photographing various species of mammal, birds and reptile. After your familiar with the reserve and its residents, you’ll immerse yourself into the course modules.
Each day will start before sunrise for a dawn game drive. We’ll return for breakfast, whereby during the harsh lighting conditions will allow you to relax, swim or complete the course module workbook. We’ll return to the reserve before sunset to take advantage of the stunning golden hour light.
We’ll highlight a species each drive to focus our efforts on to produce a through portfolio of images of the animal.
Modules of the course will include, but are not limited too:
In addition, you will have the opportunity to get hands on with conservation at the reserve and visit the local school for community outreach.
*Please Note: Participants are not required to undertake the course workbooks, however, you will not receive the qualification if they are not completed.
The wildlife & conservation photography course blends getting stuck in to the heart of conservation whilst enjoying an unforgettable wildlife photography experience. It’s much more than simply doing a photo safari, and allows you to get total immersion in the life of a professional nature photographer.
Rather than simply witnessing the Big 5 and other wildlife, along with the knowledge you will learn into the lives of predators and other endangered species this course really does offer the perfect once in a lifetime opportunity.
During the Africa’s Big 5 Conservation Expedition and South Africa wildlife photography holiday, you will have the opportunity to not just photograph these amazing animals, but also the opportunity to create a documentary of the conservation work that is undertaken by the team saving these amazing creatures.
Day 1 (Monday) You will be welcomed by your expedition guide at Port Elizabeth Airport and transferred to the lodge you’ll be staying in during the expedition.
Day 2-12 Each day will start before sunrise for a dawn game drive. We’ll return for breakfast, whereby during the harsh lighting conditions will allow you to relax, swim or complete the course module workbook. We’ll return to the reserve before sunset to take advantage of the stunning golden hour light.
Day 13 After breakfast and depending on your flight time, you’ll be transferred to Port Elizabeth for your outbound flight.
Accommodation is provided in the heart of the reserve in a beautiful lodge. All accommodation is very new, with ensuite bathrooms. The lodge has swimming pools, tennis courts and beautiful relaxation areas.
Three meals a day are prepared for you by local cooks. The food is delicious and you wont go hungry with these portion sizes.
Expedition Guide(s): Scott Latham
Departure & Return Location : Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ)
Award Winning Photographer Tour Guide
All transportation in destination location
All Game Drives, Full Photography Tutoring, Lightroom & Photoshop Editing Sessions + Lots more.
Full Board Meal basis at the project site
Full training, Orientation and Briefings
Pre-departure information covering medical, safety and placement advice
Local support in South Africa from English speaking staff
Certificate in African Wildlife & Conservation Photography
Sundries, Meals out of Project Location & Alcoholic Drinks
Any activities not listed on the itinerary
Any additional costs such as extra trips, snacks, entertainment (allow maybe £20 per week depending on lifestyle)
Booking on our South Africa Photography Holiday is simple. Please complete the booking form on this page with you full name, email, and details on your booking, i.e number of people etc. A member of our team will then be in contact with a booking confirmation email. If you have selected pay deposit only option, your balance will be due upon the payment terms below. Alternatively, you can complete the enquiry form and we’ll respond to your email ASAP.
Tour Cost: £TBC per person | Deposit: £300 per person
Deposit: £300 due upon booking
Mid-Term: £450 due 6 months before travel
Final Balance: £TBC Due 9 weeks before travel
Any flight arrangements made with our partners through us need to be paid in full at time of flight booking.